Monthly Archives: November 2011

GEORGE CALEB BINGHAM: The County Election, c.1852

The County Election pictures the American democratic system in progress. The story takes place in a small Midwestern town in the mid-nineteenth century, when the rituals of voting were still taking shape, particularly on the frontier. George Caleb Bingham, known … Continue reading

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Humanities: Florida State University’s College for High School

A very special thank you to Mrs. Chris Carroll Program Manager for FSU’s International Programs  for visiting our class and introducing their College for High School programs.  This is the only program of its kind in the State of Florida … Continue reading

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George Catlin: Catlin Painting the Portrait of Mah-to-toh-pa—Mandan, c.1861-1869

“There is occasionally a chief or warrior of such extraordinary renown, that he is allowed to wear horns on his head-dress.… The reader will see this custom exemplified in the portrait of Mah-to-toh-pa…. [He is] the only man in the … Continue reading

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JOHN JAMES AUDUBON: American Flamingo, c.1838

American Flamingo is one of the 435 hand-colored engravings that make up John James Audubon’s monumental Birds of America, issued in four volumes between 1826 and 1838. The massive publication includes life-size representations of nearly five hundred species of North … Continue reading

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